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MWIII - Wastewater CollectionCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #11-11 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Maintenance Worker III – Wastewater Collection Department: Public Works Division: Wastewater Supervisor: Assistant Superintendent – Wastewater / Wastewater Superintendent Job Summary Under general direction, operates heavy equipment and serves as a group leader in performing general construction, inspection, evaluation, maintenance, and repairs of sewer mains and related facilities. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Operates a jet vacuum truck, sewer tapping machine, easement machine, trash pumps and other heavy equipment. Runs television truck to troubleshoot and inspect storm sewer and sanitary lines, including inflow and infiltration inspection. Utilizes specific software applications required by television truck to prepare inspection reports. Repairs and maintains sewer pipe, manholes and facilities. Cleans sanitary and storm sewer and checks lines for blockages. Constructs sewer taps. Meets with utilities, contractors and general public regarding sewer complaints. Provides locations for utility work and new construction. Assists Maintenance Operators in cleaning and maintenance of wet wells and dry wells at the Wastewater treatment plant and lift stations. Collects samples and submits to lab for analysis. Leads work teams working on various aspects of sewer maintenance and repairs. Trains, delegates and monitors other personnel in repair and maintenance of sewer mains. Establishes technical procedures and standards. Performs on-call duties, responds to emergencies of equipment failure at the Wastewater treatment plant, lift stations and collection system. Job Class #11-11 Wastewater Page 2 Updated 01/16/2020 Enters log of complaints and work records into computer. Assists Engineers and other technicians in conducting inflow and infiltration studies with special techniques, procedures, and equipment. Installs, maintains and evaluates special equipment. Prepares reports. Utilizes software applications such as mapping, databases, spreadsheets and word processing to log activities and prepare reports. Utilizes safety equipment and safety programs in performing duties. Participates in safety committee work. Locates sewer lines for excavating, tree planting, fences and other projects when work is performed in area of sewers. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; vibration; working in confined spaces; and exposure to communicable diseases. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Job Class #11-11 Wastewater Page 3 Updated 01/16/2020 Minimum Education, Experience and Certification High school diploma or equivalent required. Two years of experience in sewer construction and maintenance required. Iowa DNR Grade I W astewater Operator certification required. Experience with permit required confined space entry and issuing of entry permits, site supervision and entry of said confined spaces required. Must live within 17 miles of the corporate limits of Iowa City, Iowa within one year of appointment to the position. Valid Iowa Class B commercial driver's license with air brake and tank endorsement with a satisfactory driving record required. Valid Iowa Class A commercial driver’s license required within 6 months of hire. This position is subject to federal drug testing requirements including screening through the FMCSA Clearinghouse. A pre-employment drug screen is required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification One year college or technical school from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred. Three years of experience preferred. Iowa DNR Grade II Wastewater Operator certificate preferred. Association of Boards of Certification W astewater Collection certificate preferred. Competent person training in shoring and trenching preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of storm and sanitary sewer system including size, location and flow rate. Knowledge of lift station operations and related equipment. Skills in the operation of heavy equipment including a jet vacuum truck, end loader and backhoe. Skills in the operation of sewer tap machine and easement machine. Ability to read and comprehend maps, blueprints, and maintenance manuals and specifications. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations and calculate flow rates, water volumes and capacities. Ability to operate computer and prepare written logs and reports. Ability to use lift systems, entry and exit safety and gas detectors relative to confined spaces. Ability to set up and use traffic control safety systems. Training in blood borne pathogens safety and personal protective equipment usage. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.